Science & Mathematics - Faculty News
Dr. Todd D. Sikora, earth sciences, co-authored three refereed articles in the last year. One article is titled "Synthetic Aperture Radar Remote Sensing of Shear-Driven Atmospheric Internal Gravity Waves in the Vicinity of a Warm Front," which was published in Monthly Weather Review. Another article is titled "Demonstration of the Use of Synthetic Aperture Radar-determined Wind Speed in Numerical Weather Prediction Error Detection," and is in press at National Weather Digest. The third article is titled "Automated Discrimination of Certain Brightness Fronts in RADARSAT-2 Images of the Ocean Surface," and is in press at the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. Sikora's co-authors are from Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Defence R&D Canada, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Penn State.
Dr. Cynthia Taylor, mathematics, co-authored "Bingo! Select Games for Mathematical Thinking" in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, March 2013, which is available at National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In addition, she gave a lecture titled "Examining Elementary Mathematics Teacher Educators' Practices" at the Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Section of the Mathematical Association of America Spring Meeting (EPaDel) in their content and methods courses to provide opportunities for their students to learn about the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. (The Exchange, 5/2/13)
Drs. Lynn Marquez, earth science, Linda McDowell, educational foundations and Daniel O’Neill, counseling & human development, presented a pre-conference workshop at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First Year Experience (FYE) in Orlando, Fla., February 22. Titled “These Things We Know for Sure: Key Components and Strategies for a Successful FYE Experience,” the workshop provided guidelines for developing and sustaining FYE Programs in diverse campus settings. (The Exchange, 4/4/13)
Dr. John Wallace, biology, co-authored a recent publication with lead author Jenni van Ravensway and fellow coauthors M. Eric Benbow, Anastacios A. Tsonis, Steven J. Pierce, Lindsay P. Campbell, Janet A.M. Fyfe, John A. Hayman, Paul D.R. Johnson and Jiaguo Qi titled "Climate and Landscape Factors Associated with Buruli Ulcer Incidence in Victoria, Australia." Wallace also gave an invited talk at the University of Dayton titled "Can Arthropod Hematophagic Evolution Help Us Understand the Transmission of Buruli Ulcer, Dayton, Ohio" in January. ( The Exchange, 3/20/2013 )
The School of Science and Mathematics welcomes the addition of the following faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year: Dr. Steven Kennedy, chemistry; Dr. Xin Li, physics; Dr. Michael Elioff, chemistry; Dr. H. Tyrone Washington, mathematics; Dr. Aaron Haines, biology; Dr. Duane Hagelgans, emergency management/ earth sciences.